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. republicans need it. >> reporter: both sides need it. for president obama immigration reform is a first term promise not kept. >> there's room for us to come together and get something done. >> reporter: for republicans it could be a key to winning in 2016. last year 70% of hispanics voted for president obama. >> we're losing dramatically the hispanic vote which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons. >> reporter: the president will talk about it in vegas. >> is he looking to play politics or solve the problem. >> reporter: the president speaks tuesday. lawmakers lay out their reform plan today. what we'll see today is just an outline. remember, they have to work out details. snoom of them. >>> president obama and secretary of state clinton were interviewed for the first time together on "60 minutes." they talked about their battles during the 2008 campaign and their relationship during the last four years. >> we had such agreement on what needed to be done for our country. >> made for tough debates. >> it did. >> we could never figure out what we were different on. hillary mention
oh, sorry! excuse us. shhh-shh! >>> reforming immigration, president obama lays out his plan to overhaul the nation's immigration system including a proposal that gives millions of illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship. >>> a possible shift for the boy scouts of america. the organization weighs changing its policy that excludes gays from its ranks. >>> back in the big easy, new orleans's back to hosting the super bowl for the first time since the devastation of super bowl for the first time since the devastation of hurricane katrina. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. later today, president obama outlines his vision for immigration reform. during a visit to las vegas yesterday, a bipartisan group of senators released its blueprint for reforming immigration law. in a cbs news poll, the notion of providing a pathway for citizenship to illegal immigrant is gaining popularity. 51% of those asked now support the idea of allowing illegal immigrants working in this country to stay and possibly become citizens. that's compared
reform, but it's so tricky that president obama is expected to issue few if any ultimatums in las vegas. eight sfenators, four from each party unveiled their step toward an agreement. conservatives aren't happy with it rerks jekting it as a form of amnesty. lawmakers are said to be working on a plan of their own. white house correspondent brianna keilar is looking at it. >> reporter: in 2011 president obama went to the border town of el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many, one. we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: that went nowhere. now in a second term, the president is trying it again, heading to las vegas today to push for border security, a verification system for workers and punishment if they don't and the most significant and controversial part of the president's plan, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. it includes registering with the government, undergoing background check, paying taxes and a penalty, and learning english. a solution has alluded past presidents including george w. bush. >> legal immigratio
, but also fair path toward citizenship. exactly one week after president obama called immigration reform a top priority, the issue is garnering momentum with a rare show of bipartisan support. >> for the first time ever there's more political risk in opposing immigration reforming that in supporting it. >> this is consistent with our country's tradition of being a nation of laws, and a nation of immigrant. >> eight leading republican and democratic snorts are proposes an immigration overall. the legislation would create a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants already here, secure the border, reform the legal immigration system to keep families together. award green cards to immigrants who obtain advanced degrees at american universities. improve the employment verification system. and allow more low-skilled workers to enter the country for hard to fill jobs in areas such as agriculture. >> there's no reason to delay. we are seeing a consensus buildings here. >> the white house says the proposal mirrors the president's priority. he'll unveil his vision tomorrow. >> what you'll s
's second term. they have been working for weeks on a proposal to reform legislation. >> president obama is traveling to las vegas, nev., on tuesday to outline proposals on immigration reform. he follows with more than 70% of the hispanic community helsing and asians and africans and -- helping and asians and african- americans. mitt romney policies would have led to self deportation. on tuesday look for president obama to outline of half way to citizenship for more than a 11 million undocumented workers. there will be a framework for people to pay back taxes, taxes they could not pay before. there are signs of political bipartisanship on this issue. here is the leading republican senator speaking on sunday. >> what has changed is there is an appreciation on both sides of the idle, including on the republican side of the aisle that we have to enact a comprehensive reform bill. >> here is the leading democratic senator, who is giving a nonsuit now a leading republican -- a nod to the leading republican and the idea of border control. >> we are trying to get immigration reform. i am cautio
one week after president obama called immigration reform a top priority, the issue was cornering momentum in a rare show of bipartisan support. >> there is more political risk in opposing immigration reform began supporting it. >> this is consistent with their country's tradition of being a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. >> eight leading republican and democratic senators are proposing an immigration overhaul. it would create a path to a system -- path to citizenship. reform the legal immigration system to keep families together, " ward green cards to immigrants who obtain advanced degrees at american universities. allow more low-skilled workers to enter the country for hard to fill jobs. >> there is no reason to delay. >> the proposal mirrors the president's priorities. >> the very important effort is about engaging the american people. >> advocates are pressuring lawmakers to act. >> we now the momentum is on our side. >> that momentum comes after a tough reaction -- election reality. he won more than 70% of the latino vote. even with bipartisan support, passing the
travels. president obamas said the case for amorous reform to the public today in loss vegaas vegas. >> his try to gain support for its proposals for giving millions of illegal immigrants to path way to citizenship. he also proposes making improvements to the legal immigration system and border security. a bipartisan group of senators unveiled another plan yesterday's a solution to the immigration problem diluted. >> president obama it in his first term and also became a nonstarter for president bush. even though he pushed for it in his eight years in office. >> egypt's army chief has warned of the collapse of the state is the political crisis in the nation for nearly a week continues. the warning comes as the country sinks deeper into chaos and lawlessness. attempts by the islamist president to stem a wave of political violence appears to have made no headway. some 60 people have been killed in the unrest that began last tuesday that stash last thursday. >> the u.s. has signed an agreement with the west after a country of niger that clears the way for a step of american military pr
deal for our nation's immigration reform. >> just one day after a joint deal was announced by lawmaker, president obama is heading to nevada today to announce his plan. melanie alnwick is live on capitol hill with more and dare we say they are coming to some kind of agreement to something? >> reporter: i don't know about that, wisdom. it is one thing to announce a framework and another thing to get it passed through congress. we'll see. the president's vegas trip today is part of the goal to really start rallying public support behind some of the proposals here on capitol hill and put that public pressure on lawmakers. he will unveil his own plan which the white house says actually has a faster pathway to citizenship than the senate's version. now, in the senate framework that was released monday, if would allow more temporary workers to stay. it increases border security and cracks down on employers who hire illegals. green cards would be awarded to immigrants who obtained certain advanced degree from mesh universities. similar to the president's plan, people here illegally would have
on it. >> president obama to make his pitch for immigration reform. >> today the president unveiling his own immigration proposals in las vegas. yesterday the group of eight senators proposing a new and wide-ranging plan for immigration reform. >> we have to work to never again face a problem with a large number of people in this country illegally. in espanol, vamiyos. >> opposition leaders have rejected a call. talks aimed at ending days of violence. >> the $50.5 billion relief bill for the victims of superstorm sandy is on its way to president obama's desk. the senate approved the aid bill yesterday. >> the boy scouts of america announced plans to reverse a national ban on gay scouts and leader. >> it was something that in this day and age is not right. >> there is a search underway off the coast of italy for a u.s. fighter plane that has gone missing. the f-16 -- >> massachusetts democrat senator john kerry could be approved as the next secretary of state by the end of the day. >> all that -- >> one of the perks of winning a championship, meeting the president of the united states. >>
obama had planned to push his vision for immigration reform at a speech in las vegas today. now the president will set his plan aside and endorse a plan unveiled monday by a bipartisan group of senators. >> this is a big deal. this is an important development. this is in keeping with the principles the president has been espousing for a long time. >> reporter: the group of eight senators, four democrats and four republicans, believe their plan could pass where others have failed. >> we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. >> reporter: the proposal provides a way for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the u.s. to become permanent citizens after steps have been taken to beef up border security. the president supports a quicker path to citizenship, but the white house says he's willing to compromise. >> we will work with congress, both parties, both houses, to achieve the bipartisan bill we need. >> reporter: despite support from both parties in congress and the white house, many people we talked to say passing a bill won't
reform. hours away from president obama revealing his plan, and already one portion causing a lot of controversy. >>> also this is tough stuff to look at here. this x games star, oh, in the fight of his life after this crash. what happened that sent him careening down the mountain? >>> and an american mother, missing in turkey this morning, the woman's friends and family speaking out and stepping up their desperate search. >>> we're talking immigration reform with illinois senator dirk durbin, and tennessee congresswoman marsha blackburn, new jersey senator bob menendez. that coming up. and if you have seen the movie, director and screen writer of "silver linings playbook," david o. russell joining us. >> the "o" may stand for on the way to winning an oscar. "starting point" begins right now. >>> here we are a matter of hours from president obama unveiling his plan. his proposals here to reform immigration. >> but democratic sources tell cnn. democrats in the caucus told him not to announce his own legislation. d immigration talks that sensitive. the president has a plan that is m
reform, president obama's trip comes after a group of bipartisan senators unveiled their plan for dealing with the roughly 11 million undocumented people living here in the united states. nbc's white house correspondent kristen welker has more on that. >> reporter: president obama will give new details to the policies he first map ped out to years ago and will call on congress to pass an immigration reform bill quickly. president obama, putting the spotlight on immigration reform today. a campaign promise echoed in his inaugural address. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. >> reporter: the president turning up the heat on congress, by taking his case to nevada, where latinos make up 27% of the population. luis baraljas will be in the audience, working to gain citizenship. >> we need to feel free in this country. freedom is what this country presumes to be. >> reporter: remarks today will mirror the speech he gave two years ago in el paso, texas, calling for stronger border sec
and more than 130 deaths. >> happening today, president obama is set to unveil his plan for our nation's immigration reform. the announcement will come just one day after a bipartisan deal. >> what does that mean for millions of undocumented workers? melanie alnwick is live with the details. >> reporter: good morning, allison. all depends on what concessions need to be made to get this deal passed. it could mean for the first time, illegal immigrants have a way to earn american citizenships. president obama will rally public support for immigration reform today. then layout his vision. the white house favors a quick pass to citizenship for more than 11 million illegal immigrants. law makers are looking for ways they can get a bill to pass. yesterday 8 senators offered a solution. allows more temporary workers to stay. increases boarder security and cracks down on employers who hires illegals. obtain certain advanced degrees from american universities. similar to the president's plan, people here illegally would have to pass background checks, fines and taxes then apply for citizenship
. >> president obama is taking the case for immigration reform to the public today and lost vegas. he is trying to gain support for his proposals for given millions of illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship. he also proposes making improvements to the legal administration system and border security. a bipartisan group of senators unveiled a another plan yesterday, a solution to the immigration problem that included president obama and his first term. also they became a nonstarter for president bush. even though he pushed for it in his eight years in office. >> we will be right back. new nehoney nenchencof oofs sgreegryoguyo and aholehorainra herehe we goe honehoy corncoflakesaknd ndunksunf grf k yok rt.rt i'i'm tasttag bog the togurog d thd honehoat tat sam stimeti new how ney buy hes he oat ogrer i'm like dkeginggith yog yt. i feelfe healtea.. >> the traffic has been cleared from 880. it has been moved over to the right shoulder. i do not expect things to get worse. we have already started to clear up some of the release slow traffic. it is however affecting the ride on 238 and 580 westb
after meeting when president obama part of the immigration reform debate. he's been committed to this as senate and president. an essential part of not only passing this and an essential part of making sure this is a law that works in america. >> i was watching you standing on the hill. big news conference yesterday afternoon with senator schumer who said we overly optimistic, but there is still potholes to overcome. one would be from congressman lamar smith. "when you legalize those who were in the country illegally, it costs tax players millions of dollars, and millions of american workers thousands of jobs and encourages morrill legal immigration." how do you get a version of this through the republican controlled house? >> congressman smith's views on immigration are well known. he opposed any immigration reform. i would ask congressman smith, read what we're proposing. we're requiring that people pay their taxes, go through a criminal background check, have a job. back of the line in terms of new employment, back of the line in terms of citizenship, but making certain tha
. >> absolutely. and also this morning, president obama's push for immigration reform. now members of the senate must search for common ground in their goal to help 11 million undocumented immigrants. >>> later this half hour, hillary clinton's long list of accomplishments as she gets ready to leave her job. what are her immediate and long-term plans? >> it's the long-term plans -- >> that will fuel a lot of speculation. >> that's right. and in some parts of the country, you are what you drive. what was this guy thinking when he decided to build a car that looks kind of like a banana? >> kind of? it's not a cantaloupe. look at that thing. i give him points for creativity. something different on the roadways. >> i'd check it out. >> it's not your average honda civic. i'll give him that. >>> but first, new details of that rare operation which gave an iraqi war vet new arms. the 26-year-old new yorker showed off his transplanted arms just yesterday. >> abc's diana perez reports on this milestone operation. >> reporter: his story is one of bravery and heroism. he lost both arms and legs in iraq four
of the immigration debate. we hear their story as president obama prepares to lay out his immigration reform proposal. >> outside, temperatures aren't too terrible. things are calm but some areas are dealing with some fogment you may want the umbrella for part of the morning. >> good morning everyone. i'm angie goff in for aaron gilchrist. >>> i'm eun yang. the weather is clear. that means no school delays. that's welcome thus to parents in arlington. the arlington school district was the only one inside the beltway to close yesterday rather than a two-hour delay. many parents we talked to still don't agree with the school system's decision to cancel school. >> instead of getting ready for work, we're having a who is going to do what when conversation because they're in school. we work while they're at school. it definitely throws us for a loop. >> the school district defends the decision saying erred on the side of caution because there was icing in the forecast. >>> storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with a look at how much we'll warm up today. it sure felt nice compared to the subfreez
in the bay area and in new orleans. >>> this morning, president obama is traveling to las vegas where he will lay out his proposals for comprehensive immigration reform. a bipartisan group of senators unveiled their plan for immigration reform yesterday on capitol hill. coming up at 7:15, the key difference between the president's approach to immigration reform and the senator's plan. >>> tonight, there is a public hearing on plans to improve the greenbrae interchange in marin county. caltrans wants to demolish a pedestrian overcrossing on the 1011 and replace it with an -- 101 and replace it with an elevated freeway. transportation official says the $143 million project will improve safety and reduce congestion. opponents say the project costs too much money. tonight's meeting starts at the redwood high school cafeteria in larkspur. >>> hey, sal, what's the latest on that crash in hayward. >> they just moved it out of the lanes. 880 southbound at highway 92. this crash was in the lanes for a while. this is the second crash in this area this morning. we had an earlier one northbound. tra
obama lays out his vision for immigration reform tomorrow in las vegas. last night on "60 minutes" president obama had high praise for secretary of state hillary clinton in their first ever joint interview. part of that conversation focused as many in washington are on 2016. >> what's the date of expiration on this endorsement? >> oh, steve. you know, i -- >> i have to ask that question. i mean come on. you're sitting here together. everybody in town is talk about it already. and this is -- it's taking place. >> you know, steve, i've got to tell you. you guys and the press are incorrigible. i was literally inaugurated four days ago, and you're talking about elections four years from now. >> and i am -- as you know, steve, i'm still secretary of state and i'm out of politics so i'm forbidden from hearing these questions. you know, look. obviously the president and i care deeply about what's going to happen for our country in the future, and i don't think, you know, either he or i can make predictions about what's going to happen tomorrow or the next year. what we've tried to do ove
in the u.s. love to keep more jobs here. just got to find a way to solve that problem. >> how does obama care and the health reform affect you as a company? >> well, certainly it provides re people will be covered by prescriptions. that's great news for the entire pharmaceutical space. for our particular company, we don't focus so much on continuous care medicines. we generally focus on women's health, those kind of issues so for us not as great but for other pharmaceutical companies great opportunity. >> we'll let you go. they will be anxious to get you up to the balcony so you can ring the closing bell. your logo is green. why didn't you wear green? >> i wore green for him. >> you're australian? >> yeah, i'm starting to forget it. >> no idea. >> we're about to enjoy the close with 20 minute to go here, and the market is continuing to levitate a bit. >> absolutely. still marching closer and closer to a all-time high. really driving this rally? is it fundamentals or just the fed's easy money? that's coming up next. >> the big debate these days, and did the gop roll over on spending and c
bill quickly. >> everybody in? >> reporter: president obama putting the spotlight on immigration reform today. a campaign promise echoed in his inaugural address. >> our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. >> reporter: the president turning up the heat on congress, by taking his case to nevada. where latinos make up 27% of the population. l luis will be in the audience, undocumented immigrants working to gain citizenship. >> we need to feel free in this country. freedom in this country, what this country presumes to be. >> reporter: the president's remarks will mirror a speech he gave two years ago in el paso, texas. causing for stronger border security. >> being a nation of laws goes hand in hand with being a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: white house officials also praising the proposal of a bipartisan group of senators announced monday. lawmakers say now is the time to tackle immigration. >> we have been too content for too long to allow individuals to mow our lawn, serve ou
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support the kinds of gun reforms that president obama has proposed so far. mark greenblatt, abc news, new york. >> thank you, mark. of course, the president signed several executive orders. that was the first salvo in all of this. now the tougher battle is capitol hill. she says it's a battle worth having. we'll see what happens once it hits capitol hill. >> i think most americans, especially after newtown, they do support some port of gun control, perhaps not an aggressive form of gun control. but something. so why wouldn't it at least be passable? >> if the public is for it, you think capitol hill would respond. from '94 to 2004 in this country, we had an assault weapons ban. and you listen to people who supported it they say it worked and had the effect. you listen to the nra and other folks who say it didn't work. i just want to see one final concrete, nonpartisan study that says did the one we did from '94 to 2004 really work? >> there was studies, though. >> there was, but they always say conflicting things. you don't get a final word, and people twist the numbers to fit their argum
think the plans are finally aligned to do something about immigration reform. president obama taking the lead of course, talking about it in his inaugural address. you know he is going to talk about it in the state of the union as well. and then the gang of eight on the -- in the united states senate, four republicans and four democrats coming forward with their outline of the legislation that they are going to introduce, which including all of the essential elements includes doing something about clamping down -- i'm sorry -- clamping down on employer who hire undocumented workers, more security at the border, and offers a path to citizenship for the 11 million people who have put down roots in this community. they are here. they have been here a long time. right now they are law-abiding citizens. they are paying taxes. they have got their families. they have got their homes. kids in school. kids in the military. they have got their jobs. they have got everything accept being american citizens. yesterday at a little forum here in washington, d.c. sponsored by "
college students from a nearby campus. >>> one day before president obama kicks off his push for immigration reform in las vegas, a group of democratic and republican senators, including marco rubio, are unveiling their own. the bipartisan plan offers a path to residency, even citizenship, for millions of immigrants who are in the united states illegally. it also calls for an employment verification system that prevents identity theft and would add hiring of unauthorized workers in the future. >>> for the past four years, president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton have shared the world stage and a few laughs, but laughs were few and far between when both were running for president. >> while i was working on those streets, you were a corporate lawyer sitting on the board of walmart. >> you were practicing law and representing your contributors resco in his slum landlord business in inner city chicago. >> ouch, ouch, ouch. what a difference an election makes. president obama, of course, he won the nomination. clinton won his confidence. and now the president has not
. >>> it's one of the key issues president obama wants to tackle in his second term, immigration reform. now it seems the president may be getting a little help from a group of bipartisan senators who will unveil their immigration proposal today. here's how one of those senators, new jersey democrat robert menendez, summed up the likelihood the legislation will pass. >> first of all, americans support it in poll after poll. secondly, lat sin no voters pet it. third, the democrats want it. fourth, the republicans need it. >> joining me now is congressman steve israel of new york, chairman of the democratic congressional campaign committee. good morning. >> good morning, carol. >> is menendez right? >> yes, he is right. and, look, we now have two of the three elms necessary to pass immigration reform. you've got a bipartisan group of senators, on the left and the right, who support immigration reform and will unveil their plan. you've got the president of the united states who will unveil his plan in las vegas tomorrow. now all we need are house republicans to come to the table and agree
supplement plan that's right for you. bill: major driver of headlines today. president obama announcing his plan for immigration reform leaving the white house shortly. that is the plan we're hearing, provides a faster pathway to citizenship. on a day after eight republican and democratic senators laid out their plan. senator marco rubio was one of them. i spoke to the republican senator out of florida just a bit earlier today. senator rubio, good morning to you, and welcome back to "america's newsroom". >> thank you. bill: the president will speak later today in las vegas. do you expect him to blow up your plan? >> well, first of all, we'll reserve judgment until the president speaks. the early reports are that the president seems like he is trying to start a bidding war. we'll not do an immigration bidding wars. we have a set of principles. i've been talking about them for a number of weeks. fortunately there is a group of senate democrats and republicans here who had similar principles. we were able to join together to announce those principles. now we'll turn those principles into a bil
luck using the bathroom at amazon.com. >> president obama launches his push for immigration reform later today. during a visit to las vegas. >> just released cbs news poll shows 51% now favor allowing illegal immigrants working in this country to stay and possibly become citizens. that compares to 37% back in 2011. bill plante is at the white house. >> good morning. when president obama speaks today in las vegas, he will endorse the bipartisan efforts of eight senators to reform immigration. the white house has its own immigration proposal but is willing to go with the senate proposal primarily because it includes a path to citizenship for the 11 million people who are here illegally. hispanics voted 71% for president obama last november. now he wants to reward them and republicans want to court them. and even some of the most vocal opponents of the last attempted reform now seem willing to listen. so, the president speaks today in las vegas is just the beginning. he will campaign actively to get this accomplished. for "cbs this morning," this is bill plant
of senators, who believe that there's a path for citizenship in the u.s. president obama, meanwhile, unveils his own immigration reform plan tomorrow. and there is expected to be a lot of common ground here. >>> that morning, authorities investigating that horrific nightclub fire in brazil said 2,000 people were packed in that club when the fire started. 230 of them died, after being overcome with smoke after the band with flares set the soundproofing on fire. the security guards tried to block people from leaving, at first thinking they were skipping out on their bar tabs. >>> khalid sheikh mohammed will be among five terror defendants in a kwan tan mow bay courtroom. >>> a nationwide manhunt is under way for the man you see in gray. he just walks out of prison. he convinced an inmate who was about to be freed to switch wristbands with him and walked out of a detroit jail. he used the same strategy to walk out of a phoenix jail last year. >>> barnes & nobel says it's planning to close one-third of its stores in the next decade. all because of increased competition from ebooks. >>> an incred
obama will make good on his promise to make immigration reform one of the top priorities of his second term. he'll travel to las vegas to unveil his plan to implement some of the most sweeping immigration reforms in decades. the white house won't say what his proposal includes but it will likely be similar to the measure a bipartisan group of senators announced yesterday. >> we want a bipartisan bill that solves the problem and becomes law. we recognize that in order to pass bipartisan legislation, none of us can get everything we want. >> the white house says the president's plan will be similar to the blueprint he first released in 2011. it focuses on four areas, a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants, better border security. a streamlined legal immigration system and a better way for businesses to check their employees' immigration status. >>> local civil rights leaders say now is the time tore immigration reform. they say the election is proof this country is ready for action. maryland voters for example passed the dream act which grants instate tuition to the
this will be the year congress finally gets it done. >>shepard: this beats president obama's to the punch, really, who will unveil his own plan tomorrow. the latest push if reform comes after public opinion took a huge shift. according to the latest fox poll a large majority of voters say illegal imagreements should be given a path: 17 percent say they should be deported and 13 percent favor a guest woulder program allow only to stay in the united states temporarily. senator rubio of florida is speaking on this very matter. this is live. >> immigration is not simple but we have the opportunity to do it right. if we do, we will do a tremendous service to our country and to its future and briefly, i will talk in spanish. >>shepard: he is one who has been pushing this and suggesting to the republican party, look at the statistics, here, we have to make some changes. the republicans are not making changes without compromise. that is how change in washington: compromise. the democrats have given up. the republicans have given. now they have a plan. there are questions whether this could upstage the preside
in the u.s. president obama, meanwhile, unveils his own immigration reform plan tomorrow. and there is expected to be a lot of common ground here. >>> this morning, authorities investigating that horrific nightclub fire in brazil said as many as 2,000 people were packed in that club when the fire started. at least 230 of them died, after being overcome with smoke after the band with flares set the soundproofing on fire. there was only one exit. witnesses say the security guards tried to block people from leaving, at first thinking they were skipping out on their bar tabs. >>> the alleged mastermind of the september 11th attacks, khalid sheikh mohammed will be among five terror defendants in a guantanamo bay courtroom. it's the beginning of pretrial hearings. all five defendants face the death penalty if convicted. >>> a nationwide manhunt is under way for the man you see in gray. u.s. marshals say he's a dangerous career criminal. but, look at this. he just walks out of prison. he convinced an inmate who was about to be freed to switch wristbands with him and walked out o
down here in washington. a lovely sight for those of us who like snow. i do. president obama begins the push for immigration reform in las vegas next week. lisa sylvester is monitoring that. the other top stories in "the situation room," what's the latest, lisa? >> aids to the president said they will sketch out his plans and improving border security in cracking down on employers who hire undocumented workers. the most controversial part of the plan is creating a passion way to citizenship for illegal immigrants. he is expected to get more specifics in the state of the union address. a cia officer will spend 30 months in proven for revealing the identity of an agent. his own attorney admitted he was thoughtless in leaking the administration. that was betraying a solemn trust. mitt romney is in washington for the first time since last month's lunch. he and his wife are expected to attend the dinner by power brokers and business elite. president obama was at the dinner in 2009 and last year, but not clear if the president will be there tomorrow. he will receive the ipod award on may
security. so president obama went to las vegas today. he's trying to sell the country on his version of comprehensive immigration reform. now, the president says now is the time to replace a broken system and he says a consensus is emerging on how to do that but he also said something that really caught our attention. he said that america's borders have become more secure during his first term. >> first we strengthened security at the borders so that we can finally stem the tide of illegal immigrants. we put more boots on the ground on the southern border than at any time in our history. and today, illegal crossings are down nearly 80% from their peak in 2000. >> okay. that is true. the number of undocumented immigrants caught crossing in from mexico has plunged. there could be many reasons for that. many people who live and work along the border say the president's rosy picture just doesn't add up. casey wian is in the small border town in arizona with this "outfront" investigation. >> it's bull. it's not true. this border is not secure until they want to have harsh treatment and pe
, president obama said one of his agendas for his second term is immigration reform. >> our journey is not complete until we bright young students and engineers are listed in our workforce rather than expeled from our country. >> reporter: but those who oppose his policy say current immigration laws need to be enforced and border security improved. only then, they say, can such changes be considered. the president says he doesn't think these laws are enforceable. how on earth will congress be expected to pass a package when no guarantees can be made to the general public that the laws will be respected? >>raphael romo joins us live. what are their other options? >> the dream act that went to the senate in 2010 and failed. and that's what they've been waiting for. we're talking today about immigration proposals. this is a proposal these young kids have been waiting for since 2005. essentially, what it does or what it would do is kids who were brought to this country by their parents illegally and have never known any other country and speak more english than anything else, they would
carolina's lindsey graham, marco rubio of florida and jeff flake of arizona. this comes as president obama flies to las vegas to outline his vision for immigration. senator durbin says immigration reform, a comprehensive plan is long overdue. >> we are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law we can live with. we've virtually going for 25 years without a clear statement about immigration policy. that is unacceptable in this nation of immigrants. >> reporter: the plan also calls for easier entry for immigrants who have math, science and engineering skills. bill? bill: there is a lot of politics laced to this entire issue. how do the politics figure into this proposal, steve? >> reporter: first it comes during an important window of opportunity before the midterm elections of 2014 get underway, before all the campaigning gets underway. it comes just after president obama was reelected partly because of the strong support of latinos, the fastest growing minority group in the u.s. senator john mccain acknowledged that reality yesterday. >> give y
get involved. but don't brand it as president obama's proposal. >> let's get reaction before the event comes out, a preview of the debate about to come. anna navarro is a republican strategist. dan stein is the president of fair, the federation for american immigration reform. dan, i'll start with you. this has been an issue which conservative republicans said no, anything that grants legal status or citizenship to someone who crossed into the country illegally is amnesty. is it a different climate now and can you support this framework? >> no, we can't support this framework. and while the climate may be somewhat different, depending how you interpret the election, it is basically the same bill for the most part, what we see is identical, almost identical to the 2006 proposal. in the end -- >> forgive me for interrupting, but senator rubio says you have de facto amnesty anyway. if you have 10 or 11 million people who came into this country illegally and here, if you do nothing, essentially they have amnesty. what is your proposal that the government spend the money to find them and to
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